The Hidden World of Functional Art
For people who collect art there is the usual process of acquiring and displaying art. Artwork is chosen, gently delivered into a household and then installed or displayed in an area which would be visible to the collector.
Functional art is a new trend which we are currently promoting in the gallery - art which serves not mainly as a decorative purpose but also has practical uses.
Furniture is the most common example of functional art. Well crafted furniture - tables, chairs, lamps or lights- have been collected for many years not just for its form and design but also functionality.
Similarly, fixtures such as door handles, knockers, and doors are also being collected due to their artful form and their practical function. Other types of functional art are mirrors, table settting items such as candle holders.